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Outline of Lean Seminar

I am doing a Lean seminar on Monday and was outlining it before committing it to powerpoint.  Thought folks might find this useful. What if you could get what you wanted but you couldn’t get it by going directly after what you wanted?...Show More Summary

Google: Multiplex Multiple Works Loads on Computers to Increase Machine Utilization and Save Money

Jeff Dean gave a talk at SFBay ACM and at about 3 minutes in he goes over how Google runs jobs on computers, which is different than how most shops distribute workloads. It’s common for machines to be dedicated to one service, say run a database, run a cache, run this, or run that. The logic is:

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at Guava Guava Google+ page Caliper AutoValue Where...Show More Summary

Long Term Web Semantics

Something irks me about the phrase “semantic HTML”. The intent is clear enough — using HTML in ways that are readable and use plain language to describe terms when available. But that’s not what “semantic” means. We might as well be saying “well written” or “copy edited”. Show More Summary

Why do my Font Awesome icons show up as blank squares?

So you've decide to use Font Awesome for some great scalable icons. You download them, maybe you use the Bootstreap CDN. You're not an idiot, but you only get black squares. You look at the F12 Developer Tools and you can see the fonts are getting downloaded. Show More Summary

Android 4.4 KitKat and Updated Developer Tools

Posted by Dave Burke, Engineering Director, Android Platform Today we are announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, a new version of Android that brings great new features for users and developers. The very first device to run Android 4.4 is the new Nexus 5, available today on Google Play, and coming soon to other retail outlets. Show More Summary

Code Review Like You Mean It

If I had to pick just one feature that embodies GitHub (besides emoji support of course ), I’d easily choose the Pull Request (aka PR). According to GitHub’s help docs (emphasis mine), Pull requests let you tell others about changes you’ve pushed to a GitHub repository. Show More Summary

The fine art of cinematography – interview with Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, today I’m honored to welcome Seamus McGarvey. In this interview Seamus talks about his collaboration with the director...Show More Summary

I want to run an agile project

There is a very humorous cartoon on YouTube called “I want to run an agile project”. It depicts a young and enthusiastic project manager who sets out to run an agile project in an organization that is not accustomed to agile. The video...Show More Summary

What I took home from ZendCon 2013 - Michelangelo van Dam

ZendCon 2013 Registration Booth ZendCon 2013 is over. I had a really great time there meeting new people, attending great talks and hang out with old friends. And wow, this was an awesome conference! Workshop quality assurance for php...Show More Summary

You Don't Need Millions of Dollars

Masters of Doom is the story of John Carmack and John Romero creating the seminal games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. It's an amazing work on so many levels – but primarily because of the exhaustive research the author undertook to...Show More Summary

Announcing the Release of Visual Studio 2013 and Great Improvements to ASP.NET and Entity Framework

Today we released VS 2013 and.NET 4.5.1. These releases include a ton of great improvements, and include some fantastic enhancements to ASP.NET and the Entity Framework.  You can download and start using them now. Below are details on...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 26th, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. You can view all the previous newsletters here. Here's the newsletter that I sent out August 26th. Show More Summary

Chrome for Windows 8 Takes on Chrome OS-like Look and Features

Google has delivered an alpha version alpha version of Chrome for Windows 8 that is notable for how much it behaves like Chrome OS, Google's cloud-centric operating system. People have already been using Chrome on Windows 8, of course, but the new alpha version is optimized for Windows 8's Metro interface. Show More Summary

Do you miss MIX? Join us at AngleBrackets 2.0 in Vegas

Later this month we're doing AngleBrackets again, you may have heard. Last spring we had a blast with folks like Lea Verou, Denise Jacobs, John Papa, and myself. I miss the MIX conference. It was a fun web-focused conference with developers, designers, and web heads of all types. Show More Summary

Java Posse #429 - Newscast for Late August 2013

Java Posse #429 - Newscast for Late August 2013 Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at General Discussion Topics Soft / weak / phantom references Guava...Show More Summary

Why You Should Be Concerned When a Consultant Says "That's Orthogonal"

I have heard several proponents of popular frameworks and methods excuse the lack of some key concept as "well that's orthogonal to the framework/method, but we expect you to put it in if you think it has value." In this case the word...Show More Summary

Mozilla Focuses on the Social App Experience with Firefox OS

These are still very early days for Mozilla's Firefox OS mobile platform, but the company is making some ambitious moves around its new operating system. It's now banking on a new social app store experience to make a difference, which may be a good move, because apps are a big part of why users choose a mobile platform. Show More Summary

Most awesome people to follow, the #ale13 version

Here are some of the awesome people that I have met at #ale13 and you should follow on twitter: Angel Medinilla: a super energetic Agile consultant from Spain who is an Aikido practitioner (trend with Agilists?) He is a great conversation partner and I expect great things from his work. Show More Summary

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